Sixteen nominations and seven wins - Emmy night was a big one for As The World Turns!
At the 34th annual Daytime Emmy Awards, ATWT actors took home both younger and lead actress Emmy's and also the Emmy for Outstanding Directing Team. Let's start with the Outstanding Younger Actress award.
Jennifer Landon, Gwen, took home the Emmy for Outstanding Younger Actress - for the second consecutive year! Kudos, Jennifer! She may be up for a three-peat, because of her new, dual role. As both Gwen and the quirky Cleo, Jennifer has her acting hands full. Will she follow in the shoes of other Outstanding Young Actresses (like Jennifer Finnigan, B&B) and win a three Emmy's in a row? We'll just have to keep our eye on her for the next year to see!
Maura West, Carly, also took home an Emmy. After being nominated three other times (for Outstanding Supporting Actress in 2001 and 2002 and Outstanding Lead Actress in 2004), Maura finally got her own gold statue. Returning to the canvas in a tricky love triangle, will Maura's Carly be nominated two years in a row? We'll have to wait and see!
The ATWT team took home the Emmy for Outstanding Directing Team. 2006 was a breakthrough year for the soap, marking 50 years on daytime television! Part of this year's reel including scenes from their 50th anniversary show, which included a fresh look at some classic sit-coms including "I Love Lucy" and "The Munsters".
ATWT also took home Emmy's for Outstanding Achievement in Makeup, in Lighting Direction, in Costume Design, and in Hairstyling for a Drama Series.
Congratulations to the cast and crew of the show. We are looking forward to another great year!